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A Biomechanical Approach to Second-Molar Intrusion

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 10 : PAGES (608-613) 2013

FLAVIO URIBE, DDS, MDSc

NANDAKUMAR JANAKIRAMAN, BDS, MDS

AMINE N. FATTAL, BDS

SOUMYA PADALA, BDS, MDS

RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

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Adult patients with missing mandibular molars may present with altered occlusal planes due to extrusion of the unopposed antagonists and migration of teeth into adjacent spaces. In such cases, the maxillary molars can be predictably intruded with the use of skeletal anchorage. Because the quality and dimensions of the bone between the maxillary first and second molars are often inadequate, however, a different miniscrew placement site may be needed to red...

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